HLT35021

Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Certificate III in Dental Assisting

The Certificate III in Dental Assisting prepares you to assist with oral health care procedures, assist in dental radiography and comply with infection control policies and procedures. This nationally recognised dental assisting qualification allows you to build on your existing communication skills and equips you with the skills required to assist with administration processes in dental practices.  

Once you’ve obtained Certificate III in Dental Assisting, you will be qualified to work as a Dental Assistant for a variety of dental professionals, including a Dentist, Dental Hygienist or Dental Therapist. As a Dental Assistant, your key focus is to ensure patients are comfortable and experience a high level of care, whether that’s at the front of house or whilst undergoing treatment.  

This course includes both theory and practical components with all theory delivered online, meaning you set the pace of your studies to fit into your schedule.

Work Placement

This course also requires a minimum of 350 hours of work placement in a dental clinic and a suitable supervisor able to sign off on the practical demonstration elements.

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

HLT35021 Foundation Education Career FAQs

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  • Qualification:
    Certificate III
  • Study mode:
    Online
  • Payment options:
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    12 months
  • Start date:
    Anytime - start today!
  • Awarded by:
    Foundation Education (RTO: 22557)
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
    Dental Assistant | Dental Hygiene Assistant | Dental Therapy Assistant | Dental Sterilisation Nurse | Dental Receptionist | View All

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Course Rundown

The Certificate III in Dental Assisting prepares you to assist with oral health care procedures, assist in dental radiography and comply with infection control policies and procedures. This nationally recognised dental assisting qualification allows you to build on your existing communication skills and equips you with the skills required to assist with administration processes in dental practices.  

Once you’ve obtained Certificate III in Dental Assisting, you will be qualified to work as a Dental Assistant for a variety of dental professionals, including a Dentist, Dental Hygienist or Dental Therapist. As a Dental Assistant, your key focus is to ensure patients are comfortable and experience a high level of care, whether that’s at the front of house or whilst undergoing treatment.  

This course includes both theory and practical components with all theory delivered online, meaning you set the pace of your studies to fit into your schedule.

Work Placement

This course also requires a minimum of 350 hours of work placement in a dental clinic and a suitable supervisor able to sign off on the practical demonstration elements.

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

Eligibility

Education
Whilst there are no formal entry requirements mandated by the training package, students’ skills and capabilities to undertake this training product will be assessed and advice on suitability will be provided during the pre-enrolment process.

Minimum Age
Students under the age of 18 years require the signed consent of a parent or guardian to enrol in this qualification.

Workplace Requirements

For mandatory work placement (350 hours, including an initial 50 hours completed in simulation), students must have access to a dental practice and a qualified supervisor i.e. a person who holds Certificate III in Dental Assisting or higher relevant qualification. Students may need to undertake a Working with Children check to meet individual work placement employer requirements.

We will assist you in organising  work placement location of your choosing.

Residency Status
You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

Computer Requirements

In order to complete the on-line part of the course you will need regular access to the following:

Computer:      Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points

Internet:         High speed internet

Windows :     Operating system – Windows 8 or above

Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

MAC :            Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later

Software:      PDF Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download)

In this dental assisting course, the subjects you will study include:

  • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • HLTDEN015 - Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures
  • HLTDEN016 - Assist with dental radiography
  • HLTDEN017 - Assist with administration in dental practice
  • HLTINF002 - Process reusable medical devices and equipment
  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
  • *HLTAID011 - Provide first aid 
  • HLTDET001 - Construct models
  • HLTINF006 - Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

*This course contains the unit, HLTAID011 Provide First Aid, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. Upon completion, you will need to submit a copy of your first aid certificate in order for us to process a Credit Transfer against this unit on your student record. If you have chosen your own third-party provider, you must submit a certified copy of your certificate. If you have undertaken training with Red Cross Australia, you must forward Foundation Education the email you receive which contains the electronic copy of your certificate.

Foundation Education provides students with access to quality vocational education and employment opportunities alongside their sister brand, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT), and a robust network of industry partners all around Australia.  

With courses designed by industry experts, you'll gain the knowledge and experience to graduate with the job-ready skills employers seek. Plus, you can learn at your pace and place with flexible study options. 

Whether you're interested in a career as a Dental Assistant, Teacher Aide, Office Manager, Physiotherapy Assistant, or something else, Foundation Education has a vocational study option to take you where you want to go. 

The Foundation Education difference means:

  • Flexible Online Study – The theoretical component of the courses can be completed online at your own pace.
  • Industry Relevant Courses – Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to provide you with comprehensive skills and knowledge required to graduate job-ready.
  • National Recognised Training - Every Certificate and Diploma offered is nationally recognised and accredited, meeting established industry needs and national quality assurance requirements.

 

Foundation Education RTO 22557

Dedicated Student Support – Foundation Education's industry-experienced Subject Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting from Foundation Education.

This practical course will give you the skills and knowledge to work effectively in a dental practice environment. You will learn how to provide a high standard of assistance to a dentist, dental hygienist or dental therapist during oral health care procedures. 

Curious about where a career in dentistry could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Foundation Education offers flexible payment plans beginning from just $56.88* a week!

Enquire now to find out more about instalment plans or saving on your course fees by paying upfront.

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

*Payment plan total is $100 deposit + 78 weekly payments. Foundation Education uses the direct debiting services of Debitsuccess on payment plans. Payment plans will incur a $12 establishment fee, charged with the first instalment, plus a 3.63% transaction fee on each transaction. Weekly payment amount provided is already inclusive of the transaction fee.

 

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